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While you’re eating your tasty afternoon meal, your little buddy is sitting next to you, staring at you, like what you’re putting in your mouth is the only thing important in this universe. At this point, we all tend to want to feed our little buddies. So, what are safe human foods for dogs? Let’s look at some foods that are not only safe but could be beneficial to our canine friends.
Carrots are a safe and nutritious treat for dogs. Chewing on carrots not only helps remove plaque from dogs’ teeth, but they’re also packed with vitamin A. This is very beneficial for a dog’s immune system and coat health.
Keep in mind, too much vitamin A turn this into a toxic food for dogs, so feed in moderation.
Apples provide both vitamins A and C, which are both great for your dog. Apples are also a good source of fiber, which can help with that pup’s digestion.
Many dairy products are safe for dogs as long as it’s in small quantities. Cheese is a great treat that dogs love, and it’s excellent for training purposes and for disguising any medication in.
Keep an eye on your dog after feeding though, too much dairy can lead to digestive issues, and there’s always the risk that your dog is lactose intolerant.
Fish such as salmon and tuna are both safe and are great sources of protein for any dog’s diet. Fish like salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are a great addition to a dog’s diet and can help with their immune system or skin health.
Peanut butter (with no artificial sweeteners) is also safe for dogs. Peanut butter has vitamins E and B, as well as healthful fats and protein. Look out for a sweetener called xylitol, however, as it is highly toxic to dogs. Peanut butter is great for filling a Kong Toy, your dog will love licking all the peanut butter out.
Your dog may not pay attention to the movie, but your furry friend will love the popcorn that comes with it. As long as it’s plain with no butter, salt, or sugar, it can be a nutrition-packed snack for your dog. Popcorn has magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc, which are all critical for your dog’s health. Try making your own popcorn so that you know exactly what’s in it.
Blueberries are good for dogs and are a great source of fibre and antioxidants. Antioxidants can also help with health issues as they start to creep up the older dogs get.
Cucumbers are a great low-cal snack that’s a tasty treat for those dogs on a diet. Cucumbers also have plenty of vitamins and minerals to boost nutrition.
Any of these choices are great snacks or training treats for your beloved pups. Always make sure to double-check the facts before you feed your dogs a new food!